Plum Wine Sangria

Plum Wine Sangria_sc_244x325Plum Wine Sangria:

  • 1.5 litres Gekkeikan Plum Wine
  • 6.0 ounces Raspberries (halved)
  • 2.5 ounces Lychee (peeled & sliced)
  • 1 naval Orange (cut into quarter slices)
  • 2 Star Anise pods
  • Dry Sake
  • Club Soda
  1. Combine Plum Wine and prepared fruit in a large serving pitcher
  2. Let sit 24 hours
  3. Cut level of sweetness with a dry Sake to taste
  4. Scoop fruit into serving glasses, fill with ice, pour 3/4 full with sangria, top with soda water.

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Cucumber Summer Salad

Cucumber Summer Salad_sc_400x328The thought of a chilled & refreshing medley of vegetables and fruit seemed the perfect compliment to yesterday’s heat; and here’s the result!

  • 1 large Cucumber (diced)
  • 1/2 small Pineapple (diced)
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion (diced)
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 Fresh Jalapeño (remove seeds, dice)
  • 1/8 cup Green Onion (finely chopped)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • Tortilla Chips
  1. Mix all fruit and veggies in a serving bowl
  2. Salt & Pepper to taste
  3. Allow to sit for 20 minutes in the fridge, then serve with tortilla chips for scooping!